Erosion Control

Effective erosion control measures are crucial to managing storm water runoff, helping to mitigate water pollution, preserve wildlife and habitats, and protect property. Erosion control techniques, such as retaining walls, geotextiles and hydroseeding, help prevent water erosion for construction sites, agriculture, and river or coastal areas.

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The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
Sep 6 2019
Retaining walls often are the structures of choice for many types of land and water control, as well as manipulation. They are a means to obtain or…
Aug 23 2019
Levee repairs along the Missouri River have been completed. After rain and snowmelt caused the Missouri River to overtop levee systems in May,…
Aug 20 2019
DredgeSox is constructed with a double-layer of knitted, high-density polyethylene mesh that is filled by dredging sediment from the water body into…
Aug 20 2019
Silt Sock Inc. is a manufacturer of tube-based products that control erosion and reduce sediment. These products also reduce heavy metals, minerals…
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
Aug 7 2019
Swarms of mosquitoes near a retention pond adjacent to a big-box retail center were the first indication that the area was suffering from significant…
Aug 7 2019
Three maintenance projects are planned in the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) in Texas to manage channel overflows. According to Chron,…
The complete GCCM layout over the drainage base featured shingling of the seams in the direction of flow.
The complete GCCM layout over the drainage base featured shingling of the seams in the direction of flow.
Aug 6 2019
A part of Caltrans Highway 1, or the Pacific Coast Highway, located in Big Sur, Monterey County, Calif., has been closed for an extended period of…
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats.
Aug 6 2019
Beyond the ways plants sustain humans directly, they also offer many other benefits, including creating a beautiful and stable environment.…
Aug 5 2019
The deadline for nominations for the Storm Water Solutions (SWS) 2019 Top Projects awards program has been extended to Aug. 23.  Last year, projects…
Jul 31 2019
Progress is being made on a restoration project at Hickory Grove Lake in Iowa. According to Ames Tribune, an assessment of the watershed showed high…
Jul 26 2019
2019 SWS Top Project nominations are due Aug. 1, 2019, and time is running out to get in your nominations. Last year, projects varied, including…
Jul 24 2019
For the first time, storm water infrastructure will be evaluated and graded in the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) 2021 Infrastructure…
Jul 2 2019
The city of Elgin, Ill., utilized “smart growth” initiatives to develop its Comprehensive Plan and Design Guidelines that would ensure growth that…
Jul 2 2019
The ponds and lakes around the greater Houston, Texas, area add a beautiful dimension to the communities and to the city as a whole. While these…
Jul 2 2019
Located 25 miles southwest of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island, S.C., is one of the most popular barrier island destinations along the Atlantic Ocean…
The application area withstood the storm event that followed.
The application area withstood the storm event that followed.
Jul 2 2019
In December 2017, the Thomas Fire ignited in Southern California and quickly expanded to become-at the time-the largest wildfire in modern California…
Jul 2 2019
Jun 27 2019
Lately, Lake Erie has had issues with erosion control. In Willoughby, Ohio, a public park was damaged from large pieces from the bluffs coming off…
Jun 26 2019
Since the 1980s, we have set the standard for excellence and innovation in the hardscapes and retaining wall industry. Our pavers, wall and outdoor…
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